June 17, 2012

What's Hot in New Releases This Week - June 19th

Hello my lovelies! This week, three new-to-me authors have piqued my interest. Alma Katsu’s Taker series comes highly recommended by a friend of mine.  Simon Toyne’s The Key is on many a person’s “impatiently waiting for” bookshelf. Its the second in his Sancti trilogy and I notice that it already has 17  5-star and 20  4-star ratings.  Then Janet Evanovich ends off my week with a little paranormal humour telling us about Lizzie & Diesel’s latest adventure.

Happy Reading!!

Release Date: June 19th 2012
Title: The Reckoning
Series: The Taker Trilogy #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Alma Katsu

A love triangle spanning 200 years…Alma Katsu takes readers on a breathtaking journey through the landscape of the heart.

New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan) praises Alma Katsu’s The Taker as, “a centuries-spanning epic that will keep you turning pages all night. This marvelous debut is a thinking person’s guilty pleasure.” And Keith Donohue (The Stolen Child) says, “The Taker is a frighteningly compelling story about those most human monsters—desire and obsession. It will curl your hair and keep you up late at night.”

Now Alma Katsu delivers the highly anticipated follow-up to her haunting novel about an immortal woman learning firsthand that the heart wants what the heart wants…no matter how high the stakes. Fans of The Taker can finally indulge in their next juicy fix with the second book of the trilogy, The Reckoning. In this gripping, pulse-pounding supernatural sequel, discover what happens to Lanny, Luke, Adair—and Jonathan. The Reckoning picks up where The Taker leaves off, following Lanny on her path to redemption—and creating a whole new level of suspense.

Release Date: June 19th 2012
Title: The Key
Series: Sancti Trilogy #2
Genre: Thriller
Author: Simon Toyne

Hounded. Haunted. Hunted. She is the most important person in the world. She is The Key. In the ancient Turkish city of Ruin, American journalist Liv Adamsen lies in an isolation ward staring at walls as blank as her memory. She knows she entered the monumental Citadel at the heart of Ruin but can remember only darkness. Something strange is stirring within her, whispering that she is 'the key'. But the key to what?

For the Ghost, a mercenary operating in the Syrian Desert, Liv may unlock one of mankind's most potent secrets. For the brotherhood in the Citadel -- now cursed by a terrible plague -- her return may secure the mountain and ensure their survival. And for a powerful faction in Rome, she threatens the very future of the Catholic Church.

Hunted across continents and caught in the centre of events that defy explanation, Liv turns to the only person she trusts -- a charity worker named Gabriel Mann. Together their paths lead to a shocking discovery -- one that will tear them apart and change the world forever!

Release Date: June 19th 2012
Title: Wicked Business
Series: Lizzie & Diesel #2
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy/Humour
Author: Janet Evanovich

Whether it’s monkey business, funny business, or getting down to business, Janet Evanovich’s Lizzy and Diesel series proves that there’s no business like Wicked Business.

Lizzy Tucker’s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem, Massachusetts, turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partner, Diesel.

When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his twenty-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust. Following clues contained in a cryptic nineteenth-century book of sonnets, Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs, government buildings, and multimillion-dollar residences. On their way they’ll leave behind a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances, and general mayhem.

Diesel’s black sheep cousin, Gerwulf Grimoire, also wants the Stone. His motives are far from pure, and what he plans on doing with the treasure, no one knows . . . but Lizzy Tucker fears she’s in his crosshairs. Never far and always watching, Grimoire has a growing, vested interest in the cupcake-baker-turned-finder-of-lost-things. As does another dangerous and dark opponent in the hunt—a devotee of lawlessness and chaos, known only as Anarchy.

Treasures will be sought, and the power of lust will be unmistakable as Lizzy and Diesel attempt to stay ahead of Anarchy, Grimoire, and his medieval minion, Hatchet, in this ancient game of twisted riddles and high-stakes hide-and-seek.

So, what are you looking forward to reading this week?


  1. Hi Kat,
    Thank you for the shout out for The Reckoning. Hope you enjoy it!
    best, Alma

  2. I'm so excited for The Reckoning...I've informed my family I will be unavailable until further notice!